Archive for the ‘Research and Development’ category

Attention NH Residents: Your Energy Plan could yield you a fabulous prize!

December 27, 2010

  By Julia Dundorf Manager of Community Relations and Co-director of the New England Carbon Challenge, Clean Air – Cool Planet    The New England Carbon Challenge (NECC) and its partners are proud to announce the upcoming launch of the My Energy PlanTM Video Challenge 2011 for New Hampshire residents.  Businesses, organizations and even a [...]

The Sustainable Scientist:

November 22, 2010

UNH’s Cameron Wake evolves from researcher to translator of sustainability science   By David Sims, Science Writer UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space     SEARCHING FOR RELEVANCE and effectiveness in his scientific career, Cameron Wake zigzagged from big-scale, climate system science down to regional air quality issues and then back [...]

Helping “The Heartbeat” with an Environmental GPS

November 18, 2010

By Bob Sheppard, CFO and Vice President, Corporate Program One of the things that first attracted me to Clean Air-Cool Planet a decade ago when there were but two employees on the payroll, was the opportunity to work collaboratively with corporate leaders, helping CEOs manage risk. This was an organization whose sole focus is climate [...]

Have You Started YOUR Energy Plan?

November 15, 2010

Regardless of one’s ideological framing, the way we mindlessly expend energy is senseless. Pick your button issue – energy independence, climate change, foreign (or domestic) fossil fuel markets, environmental impacts of fossil fuel extraction or burning (think Gulf spill), green jobs, peak oil, resource conservation, rising energy costs (we can be sure they will) – they all point to the absurdity of our profligate addition to all things energy.

A Case for Engagement: Adirondack Ecofest

November 3, 2010

By Nancy Welch, Hamilton County Cornell Cooperative Extension Even though Hamilton County is the third largest in New York State, it is the least populated.  Having only 5,021 year-round residents, the county is rural with no fast food restaurants, chain hotels, stoplights, or shopping malls.  People depend on locally owned and operated stores for food, [...]

Listening to Pros at Work

October 29, 2010

By Anne Stephenson, Campus Outreach and Climate Fellows Coordinator Clean Air-Cool Planet   As some of our reader might remember, Jennifer, Claire and I are teaching an on-line Carbon Management Course for the new UMASS Dartmouth Certificate in Sustainable Development.  We recently interviewed our friend and colleague Brett Pasinella, from the UNH Sustainability Academy, for [...]

Bedford 2020 Coalition: Survey to Gauge, Generate Participation

October 29, 2010

  By Olivia H. Farr Senior Vice President, Bedford 2020   The Bedford 2020 Coalition (B2020) is a private nonprofit, representing over 120 local partner organizations, formed in December 2009 to play a leadership role in the Town of Bedford, NY’s efforts to become a sustainable community.  B2020 is charged by the town with assisting [...]

CA-CP Launches New Online Tool!

October 20, 2010

By Jennifer Andrews Director of Program Planning and Coordination, Clean Air-Cool Planet CA-CP achieved a milestone last week with the unveiling of the new online CHEFS tool, in Denver, at the annual campus sustainability conference hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).    CHEFS, or Charting Emissions from Food [...]

Postcards from the Edge

October 18, 2010

By Anne Stephenson, Campus Outreach and Climate Fellows Coordinator Clean Air-Cool Planet A title of a great film, but actually the title should read “Postcards that Saved Me from the Edge”.  This week I was the (seemingly random) recipient of two lovely postcards from Sue and Karen.  Sue and Karen are the power-houses behind random [...]

Energy, Environment and Elections

September 22, 2010

By Bob Sheppard CA-CP CFO and vice president of the Corporate Program, Clean Air-Cool Planet This is the last full day of summer, and with the primaries behind us, all eyes are turning towards the November mid-term elections. Folks who have spent the last 15 months focused on building support for comprehensive climate and energy [...]


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